To Flee And Play, or Just Flee

Even as a dog walking group was getting closer, this coyote’s attention was diverted by a very large branch in the middle of the path which beckoned to be played with. He managed to pick it up and even maneuver it a little, but it was too heavy or cumbersome to wield while fleeing, so it had to be quickly dropped. Split second decisions were involved: first to pick up the branch at all, and then to drop it posthaste so that the coyote could make a safe and swift getaway.

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